Understanding how virgin coconut oil is produced will give you insights about whether you’re using/consuming pure virgin coconut oil or the purity of your coconut oil is only on the packaging! Find out the difference between Cold Pressed vs Cold Processed.
Let’s find out why Cold Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil is not the ultimate in the market, and whether there’s something better than that.
Importance of Cold Processed vs. Cold Pressed
Though cold-pressed and cold-processed virgin coconut oil sounds alike, there’s one distinct difference – the word ‘PROCESSED’.
90% of the virgin coconut oil in the market is made using cold-pressed technology. It’s a low-heat process. The temperature is around 450° F (230° C) in cold-pressed technology.
In the case of cold-processed technology, the oil is extracted without using any heat. Since no heat is used in the process of extraction, the natural antioxidants remain intact.
Here are a few important aspects –
- Yield: Most companies use cold-pressed technology because this method of extraction yields more oil quantity as heat is applied to it but the quality of the oil gets deteriorated. In cold-processed technology, the oil yield is less, but it’s the purest form of virgin coconut oil.
- Cost: The cost of producing coconut oil is less in cold-pressed technology since the yield is more. The cost of extracting virgin coconut oil in cold-processed technology is more since the oil yield is less.
- Purity: Application of heat during the extraction of oil results in the loss of natural nutrients that either evaporates with heat or decrease in their medicinal properties. Since heat is used in cold-pressed technology, most of the vital nutrients get decreased. As a result, cold-pressed technology may not produce 100% pure virgin coconut oil. Whereas cold-processed technology produces purest virgin coconut oil because no heat is used and the oil is extracted directly from fresh coconut milk.
2nd Generation & 3rd Generation Process
Let’s understand the 2nd generation (cold-pressed) and 3rd generation (cold-processed) briefly.
2nd Generation Process
- 1st Step: The distinct part of this process is the usage of coconut meat. At first, the coconut meat is shredded.
- 2nd Step: The shredded coconut meat is processed under a drier which applies hot to turn the shredded coconut into desiccated coconut powder.
- 3rd Step: The coconut powder is then put into a cold expeller to extract the oil. This technology is called cold-pressed because to produce coconut oil, ‘cold’ expeller is used.
Here are a few things about the 2nd generation or cold-pressed technology you should know –
- Coconut Oil vs. Virgin Coconut Oil: The first generation coconut oil is obtained through copra, the dried coconut. Cold pressed virgin coconut oil is higher in terms of quality when compared to copra oil. Because, researches have stated that copra oil is not very pure and is poor in quality. But even if cold-pressed technology is uplifted in the process (from 1st generation to 2nd generation), it still doesn’t make much difference since 2nd generation also doesn’t produce 100% pure virgin coconut oil.
- Aroma: Coconut oil produced using cold-pressed technology has an aroma that’s a bit strong and not pleasant when compared to the oil of first generation.
- Viscosity: The viscosity of this oil is lighter than other coconut oils produced using 1st generation process.
- Natural antioxidants get damaged: Application of heat naturally deteriorates the nutrients and decreases their medicinal value. Though, cold pressed coconut oil wins over first generation copra oil, it fails to keep the title as 100% pure and natural.
- Greasiness: The oil is non-greasy when compared to first generation coconut oil. Thus, it absorbs easily on the scalp and the skin.
3rd Generation Process
- 1st Step: Contrary to the 2nd generation process, in this process we use coconut meat but go further to extract coconut milk.
- 2nd Step: The next step is the process of separating the oil from the milk. We use Nutri-Lock Centrifuge Machines. To extract the pure oil, we put the coconut milk on high speed for 3-6 cycles.
- 3rd Step: The process seems easy (which is so), but it’s quite laborious and takes a lot more time than the 2nd generation process. Nevertheless, the wait is worth when the obtained coconut oil is of superior quality and 100% natural.
Here are a few things to consider about 3rd generation process –
- Aroma: HappyGrove’s virgin coconut oil has a beautiful aroma. This particular virgin coconut oil has the natural scent which is neither strong nor blunt. The subtle aroma is pleasing.
- Viscosity: The viscosity of HappyGrove’s virgin coconut oil is lighter than the cold pressed virgin coconut oil.
- Greasiness: HappyGrove virgin coconut oil is lowest in viscosity which makes it non greasy and does not stain or stick to the cloths when applied on skin as mositurizer. Absorption of the oil is faster when compared to the previous generations.
- Retains the natural antioxidants: Since there’s no temperature used in the process, the cold processed virgin coconut oil keeps all the natural antioxidants like Vitamin E, lauric acid, ketones, etc.
- Investment: Cost of extraction of HappyGrove virgin coconut oil is higher. It requires more coconuts to product a little amount of oil. As mentioned earlier, the yield is low but the obtained oil is of superior quality.
Know more about 10 things to know about Virgin Coconut Oil
The Happy Grove’s Virgin Coconut Oil and Kuttiyadi Coconuts
Choosing something that’s purest and kindest (in investment, in labor, in sweat & care, and in freshness) is an act of prudence.
It is HappyGrove’s mission to ensure a healthy lifestyle for its customers; the HappyGrove’s virgin coconut oil is –
- 100% pure
- Made of pure coconut milk
- Extracted from farmers’ fresh Kuttiyadi coconuts
- PWe manually collect fresh Kuttiyadi coconuts (Kuttiyadi is the coconut capital of Kerala) from the farmers. Then we use the cold process technology to extract the purest virgin coconut oil. We’re deeply committed to our value of presenting the natural virgin coconut oil that helps our customers.erfect for consuming raw
- Filled with natural anti-oxidants
- Prepared to ensure you and your family (of all age, yes, even your baby) becomes healthier
Would you not choose the kindest and purest virgin coconut oil from HappyGrove?
Usage of Virgin Coconut Oil for Hair Care, Skin Care, Cooking, and Baby Care
HappyGrove’s virgin coconut oil is a superstar in all your daily needs. You can consume it raw or apply it topically on your skin. Here are the most important four usages of HappyGrove’s virgin coconut oil –
Usage of Virgin Coconut oil for Hair Care
Using HappyGrove’s virgin coconut oil can be the best thing you can ever do to your hair care. You can use it as a conditioner, hair mask, can heal damaged hair, and pare down dandruff.
Also Read: Virgin Coconut Oil for Hair Care
Usage of Virgin Coconut oil for Skin Care
From healing skin-diseases to hydrating your skin to acting as an anti-bacterial & anti-fungal, HappyGrove’s virgin coconut oil would be your skin’s ally once you start using it.
Also Read: Virgin Coconut Oil for Skin Care
Usage of Virgin Coconut oil for Cooking
HappyGrove’s virgin coconut oil contains 40% of lauric acid which is rich in nutritional value and is great for treating viral infections, common cold, and yeast infections. It also reduces weight and promotes good cholesterol. Overall, it’s ideal for cooking.
Also Read: Virgin Coconut Oil for Cooking
Usage of Virgin Coconut oil for Baby Care
HappyGrove’s purest virgin coconut oil is perfect for your baby. From cradle crap to massaging your baby, HappyGrove is your ultimate choice. It improves blood circulation and strengthens the bones of your baby.
Also Read: Best Baby Oil for Massage
What is Cold-Processed VCO?
It is the purest form of virgin coconut oil. HappyGrove uses a 3rd generation process to produce this virgin coconut oil. Since no heat is used, the natural anti-oxidants in the oil remain intact.
Is Cold-Processed better than Cold-Pressed?
In terms of purity, yes. Cold-processed virgin coconut oil is much better in quality than cold-pressed virgin coconut oil. In the cold-pressed process, low heat is used to produce oil so there’s almost no difference between cold-pressed coconut oil and refined coconut oil. Cold-processed technology doesn’t use any heat; as a result, the coconut oil produced using cold-processed technology can truly be called virgin coconut oil.
Is Cold-Processed Virgin Coconut Oil Good for Hair?
Since it’s non-greasy, it’s easily absorbed on your scalp but the oil has very minimal nutritional value since heat is used.
Is Cold-Processed Virgin Coconut Oil Good for Skin?
If you use cold-pressed virgin coconut oil topically, it absorbs into your skin but doesn’t heal skin-diseases since it loses the purity for the usage of heat.
The purpose of reaching out to the customers with HappyGrove’s virgin coconut oil is to ensure that the customers take the benefits of purest virgin coconut oil and don’t get distracted by other impure, cold-pressed virgin coconut oil. Are you now aware of the difference between Cold Pressed vs Cold Processed.
Help us help you. Choose the 100% pure virgin coconut oil. Choose HappyGrove.